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Ma Sam from Burma raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Ma Sam
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Ma Sam's treatment was fully funded on February 8, 2014.

Photo of Ma Sam post-operation

February 12, 2015

Ma Sam received follow-up treatment after receiving surgery for an injured knee.

“Ma Sam says that while her leg is still recovering, she is already so happy that she is able to move it again. Prior to surgery she couldn’t even stand because of the pain, let alone walk. Now she is moving around by herself and can no longer feel the mass on her leg. She says that she is so thankful to all of the donors that made her treatment possible, that words cannot express how grateful she is that she was able to receive so much help,” her doctor writes.

"Ma Sam says that while her leg is still recovering, she is already so happy that she is able to move it again. Prior to surgery she couldn'...

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December 16, 2013

Last October, Ma Sam slipped on a road near her tent and injured her knee. She was unable to see a doctor at the time because she had no one to accompany her. She has since had surgery but is unable to afford the follow-up treatment she needs. Her knee is still swollen and causes her significant pain.

Ma Sam is a single mother who currently lives with her daughters and mother-in-law, who help her with cooking and other household tasks. She works as a day laborer to provide for her children.

“I hope to get treatment and be a healthy woman in the future,” says Ma Sam.

For $1,500, Ma Sam can receive the follow-up treatment she needs to support her family.

Last October, Ma Sam slipped on a road near her tent and injured her knee. She was unable to see a doctor at the time because she had no one...

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Ma Sam's Timeline

  • December 16, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ma Sam was submitted by Jacqui Whelan at Burma Children Medical Fund, our medical partner in Burma.

  • January 21, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ma Sam's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 08, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ma Sam's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 13, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ma Sam received treatment. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ma Sam. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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